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Yebeen Ysabelle Boo

Yebeen Ysabelle Boo

Yebeen Ysabelle Boo

BSc, MSc

DPhil Student

Ysabelle is a DPhil student at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU). Her DPhil project aims to develop an evidence-based, comprehensive facility-based stillbirth review process in India by conducting a mixed methods research, supervised by Dr Manisha Nair, Prof Jenny Kurinczuk and Prof Monica Lakhanpaul (UCL). Ysabelle's research is supported by the Clarendon Fund, Kellogg College Award, and an Oxford Population Health Scholarship. 

Ysabelle believes in promoting robust health systems and affordable, high-quality care to produce better health outcomes for all. Her research focuses on global maternal and child health and social determinants of health.

Before starting her DPhil, Ysabelle studied BSc Population Health (data science pathway) at University College London (UCL), where she graduated with first class honours and was on the dean's list. She was awarded the Oxford Population Health bursary to study MSc in Global Health Science and Epidemiology from the University of Oxford, which she successfully completed in 2021. 

Professionally, Ysabelle works as a population health analyst for Hackney Council, supporting the development of the City and Hackney Population Health Hub. The Population Health Hub is an integrated team created to support wider system partners in understanding and taking effective action to improve population health through prevention, service quality improvement, and addressing the "wider determinants" of health. Ysabelle contributes to informing policy, service provision, and the strategic direction for the City and Hackney place-based partnership.